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The council party trends across Sydney

December 7, 2021 - 09:29 -- Admin

The withdrawal of the Liberal Party from a number of large Sydney councils has unsurprisingly led to a decline in the Sydney-wide Liberal vote, while Labor and the Greens have produced their highest primary vote in Greater Sydney since 2004. It may well be a record high for Labor, but it’s definitely a record high for the Greens.

What trends can we see in council results?

December 6, 2021 - 10:15 -- Admin

Up until this point, most of my analysis of the NSW council elections has been contained to one council.

In one sense this makes sense – each local council is its own little polity and has its own stories. Part of what I find fascinating is the details of the stories, and you lose that detail when you try and detect broader trends that go beyond council borders. But it’s still worth looking at what stories tend to pop up again and again.

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